Moto 360 to be the first Android Wear Smartwatch with Ambient Light Sensor

By | July 25, 2014

Motorola remains tight lipped regarding the Moto 360 Android Wear based smartwatch that is pretty eye-catching with its circular design. The other vendors who have also come up with Android Wear based wearable devices have come up with square designs making the Moto 360 standout against the crowd.

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Now, it appears like the Moto 360 will again be prominent with the incorporation of an ambient light sensor. As per the hands-on video posted by TechCrunch, an ambient light sensor is seen on the smartwatch making it the first ever Android Wear based smartwatch with such a feature on the little black bar at the bottom of the display.

At the Google I/O conference, it was shown that the black bar below the Moto 360 display is said to contain the display drivers required for the device. And, Motorola appears to have made use of this space in an efficient way with the inclusion of the sensor.

This is pretty interesting as the ambient light sensor could be a huge factor that will conserve the battery life of the Moto 360, thereby increasing the usage time of the device as compared to its competitors. This is possible as the sensor will automatically adjust the brightness of the display depending on the ambient light conditions.

While the increase in the battery life is a major reason for the Moto 360 to sail through the competition, it is not the only one. Well, the other factor is its possible pricing that also could make it run away with the competition.


Author: Abhinaya Prabhu

Abhinaya Prabhu, is an experienced writer and a Gadgets Critic. She has a decent amount of experience working with some of the best technology portals around the world. Abhinaya handles the rumors and latest updates section on The Tech Bulletin.